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The Stewardship Council is comprised of the Finance Committee, Legacy Friends, Stewardship, and the Endowment.  It is also responible for monthly oversight, bookkeeping, and any other finance issues for the congregation. 

This council has many different functions and more detail for each is provided in the links to the left. 

Stewardship News

Update from Stewardship Committee

DonationBoxWoodThe mission which guides our committee is "To Nurture a Culture of Generosity.” Some of our recent activities include:

Annual Appeal—The Annual Appeal with the theme, "Living our Values", is in full swing and pledge cards and donations have been arriving daily. There has been a robust response from members and friends. We anticipate the Appeal coming to a close by the end of February.

Donation Box—Following several months of study, we recommended to the Trustees that the practice of passing the collection basket be temporarily ended in favor of using a donation box in the Sanctuary. Passing of the basket sends a message that we are all expected to drop something in the basket. This change is part of a larger effort to nurture a culture of generosity with a focus in the many ways that members and friends freely contribute their time, talent, and treasure to the Congregation. In March we plan to review total contributions from all sources and make a recommendation to the Trustees as to how to proceed.

We continue to promote using the internet to financially support UUCOV. Those who want to contribute financial support directly from their financial institutions or via credit card can use the new green Donate button on the UUCOV website.

Countdown to Sicily #5


Siracusa, Syracuse to us, had the world’s first cooking school and now has the only school of classical drama outside Athens. Come with us to the theatre and the food! Visit Sicily with UUCOV in September 16 to 27, 2017 for good food and fun. For trip information contact Nancy Ryder, .

! Countdown to Sicily #8

SicilyA deadline is almost upon us! So... at 4pm, Thursday, January 12th, come to the sanctuary to view a video presentation highlighting many of the sights we will be visiting - wine and cheese provided.

A representative from Collette Travel will describe our customized 12 day tour of Sicily based in Palermo and Catania with added visits to the Tunisian City of Mazara del Vallo and the World Heritage Site, Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, as well as the pre-trip to Tuscany and the italian Riviera.

Sign up Sundays on the lanai or email Nancy Ryder at

Why Am I a Legacy Friend?

Lynn Jordan says: "The reason I joined the Legacy Friends is because I would like to see UUCOV continue after I'm gone. UUCOV has been like a second home for me. I have met the most wonderful people there, and some are close friends."

To join Legacy Friends or to get information about planned giving, please contact John Spitzer at 319- 331-5914 or .

Why Am I a Legacy Friend?

FeatherPenLinda Underwood writes: That is an easy question for me. I am a legacy member for the same reason that I try to participate fully in UUCOV life. Being a steward in this congregation is vital to me. I was very busy in my previous life with a consuming job and a mother who, in her final years, needed me. I was not aware of what I was missing until I came through the doors of UUCOV.

It is a conscious decision that I want this congregation that is so important in my life to be available to others. And without all our stewardship that will not happen. I gladly give my time and resources currently and I have chosen to be a legacy member to help ensure the longevity of this congregation for others and for our community.

To join Legacy Friends or to get information about planned giving, please contact John Spitzer at 319- 331-5914 or .

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